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List of notable or famous bassists from England, with bios and photos, including the top bassists born in England and even some popular bassists who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English bassists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These bassists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known bassist from England is included when available.

People on this list include Paul McCartney and Ronnie Wood.

This historic bassists from England list can help answer the questions "Who are some English bassists of note?" and "Who are the most famous bassists from England?" These prominent bassists of England may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected English bassists.

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Adam Clayton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bassists from England
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Adam Charles Clayton is an English-born Irish musician best known as the bassist of the rock band U2. He has resided in County Dublin since the time his family moved to Malahide when he was five years old in 1965. Clayton is well known for his bass playing on songs such as "New Year's Day", ...more

Age: 57

Birthplace: Chinnor, United Kingdom

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#55 on The All-Time Best Rock Bassists

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Adrian Lambert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bassists from England
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Adrian Lambert is an English bassist and songwriter who currently plays for thrash metal band Biomechanical and progressive rock band Son of Science. Lambert also played bass in power metal band DragonForce from 2002 - 2006. Lambert is currently touring with Biomechanical to promote the band's new ...more

Age: 44

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Adrian Shaw


Adrian Shaw, frequently known as Ade Shaw, is a musician primarily working in the psychedelic field. He has a long history dating back to the 1960s working with such acts as Hawkwind, Country Joe McDonald, Arthur Brown, and the Deviants. Shaw co-founded Magic Muscle, and since 1990 has been a member ...more

Age: 70

Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom

Alan Davey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bassists from England
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Alan Davey is an English musician, best known as the former bassist with Hawkwind. He is now the bass player and vocalist for Gunslinger as well as Meads of Asphodel, Thunor, briefly with the newly re-imagined Hawklords and lately with The Psychedelic Warlords. He was born in Ipswich, Suffolk. ...more

Age: 53

Birthplace: Ipswich, United Kingdom

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